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Overturned big rig blocks all northbound I-15 lanes

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I-15 freeway near the California-Nevada state line. A big rig has overturned on the Interstate 15 in Devore, spilling its load of 24,000 pounds of asphalt across the northbound side of the freeway.

Angelenos planning a road trip to Vegas may have to delay their trip — at least for another hour. All northbound lanes on the I-15 in Devore except the far right and the shoulder were shut down after a big rig overturned, spilling its load of 24,000 pounds of asphalt across the northbound side of the freeway. 

Cars are currently backed up approximately eight miles to the 210. 

The California Highway Patrol says the accident occurred around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday just north of the 215 interchange in the Mojave Desert.

Most northbound lanes have been closed between the Glen Helen and Devore exits, 55 miles east of Los Angeles. The far right lane and the shoulder are open.

No injuries have been reported.

Asphalt truck - carrying black gravel used to make asphalt...

The far back trailer of the truck tipped over, spilling the black gravel used to make asphalt into the left lanes. A Caltrans loader is currently scooping it up, but the trailer itself is still covering the other lanes. 

CHP "doesn't believe" anyone was injured, but are advising motorists to avoid the I-15 as there is no diversion route. 

 

 

 

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